Puerto Rico’s first ultra-luxury resort opens its doors following a ground up renovation
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort today announced the highly anticipated reopening of the resort, signaling a return of luxury hospitality in the beloved destination. Following an extensive $60 million renovation, the property unveils a new dimension of tropical luxury and a contemporary aesthetic seen in every guestroom and suite, Casa Grande, the heart of the resort where guests will enjoy The St. Regis Bar and Paros, the seaside pool and esplanade, and the Iridium Spa.
“We are thrilled to welcome travelers from around the globe back to The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort this holiday season and beyond,” said José Torres, General Manager of The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort. “The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort’s transformation has set the stage for the next generation of luxury travelers to the destination.”
Designed by celebrated Puerto Rican designer Nono Maldonado together with internationally renowned Hirsch Bedner Associates of San Francisco, and inspired by the surrounding sea, sand and foliage, the 139 refurbished rooms and suites boast a light, modern and organic aesthetic in a contemporary and residential setting. A tranquil color palette of shades of whites and light blues will beautifully complement ocean and lush tropical garden views, while custom furniture pieces such as a glass bar cabinet evokes an inviting and luxurious home. The renovation is also inclusive of Casa Grande, which welcomes guests upon arrival and is home to Paros, the resort’s signature fine-dining restaurant, and the St. Regis Bar. Anchored by The Long Awaited Voyage, a mural by Puerto Rican artist Arnaldo Roche Rabell that has been restored following the storms hangs above The St. Regis Bar. The two-story building is a warm, lively and glamorous gathering space that overlooks the ocean and invites guests to simply relax or experience the brand’s champagne sabering ritual.
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort offers a range of distinct culinary outlets for guests to enjoy. Paros, the resort’s signature fine dining restaurant, offers refined contemporary Greek cuisine in a stylish and relaxed setting that is reminiscent of an elegant Mediterranean village. The menu features authentic mezze and the freshest raw or grilled seafood, highlighting vibrant Greek and Mediterranean flavors, served alongside a selection of fine wines and expertly crafted cocktails. Situated on the second floor of Casa Grande, Paros overlooks the ocean and boasts a terrace with floor-to-ceiling glass windows featuring unparalleled sweeping views, in addition to indoor seating and a bar. Located adjacent to the lobby, The St. Regis Bar is an intimate space which invites guests to savor a delectable menu of light small bites alongside an Old Fashioned or classic Bloody Mary cocktail. Guests can enjoy cocktails on the beachfront terrace, while taking in the magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean or beneath the watchful eye of Arnaldo Roche’s masterpiece, “Long Awaited Voyage.” Seagrapes, located next to the resort’s main pool, now offers a varied menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating. Anchored by a brick oven pizza, Seagrapes specializes in custom pizzas and other delicious dishes to be savored poolside or in an exquisite cabana. Seagrapes is the perfect place to indulge in one of the resort’s unique cocktails or frozen drinks, with daily iced tea rituals and a curated selection of Puerto Rico’s finest rums. The resort additionally is launching Beach Shak, a beachside bar and eatery offering a variety of smoothies, coffee, and local bites. Guests can also dine at Beach Club by Jose Enrique. Located in the Beach Club of Bahia Beach Resort, Beach Club by Jose Enrique showcases a menu of traditional Puerto Rican cuisine.
Guests of the resort will also enjoy the brand’s legendary St. Regis Butler Service. As one of the first St. Regis Hotels & Resorts to establish the brand’s new Butler Services program, all guests staying at the property will have access to unparalleled, around-the-clock service to ensure their stay is customized to their tastes and preferences. This hallmark service includes unpacking and packing, beverage service, garment pressing and more.
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort affords guests the opportunity to relish in an unparalleled spa experience and complete approach to wellness with the Iridium Spa. The first of its kind, guests will enjoy an immersive experience that pays homage to the glamour of The St. Regis’ founding patroness Caroline Astor combined with the natural splendor and rich culture of Puerto Rico. The Iridium Spa offers a comprehensive menu of unique customized and results-oriented treatments using precious local ingredients such as gold, coffee, tropical fruits and rum. The stunning spa also offers the latest personalized services with a one-of-a-kind Synergy Decanter Table, allowing guests to tailor their treatment by selecting essential oils and local herbs to create a custom blend of ingredients. Designed to rejuvenate and renew, the spa’s features include relaxation areas, steam and sauna facilities, cold and hot plunge pools, ten treatment rooms, an exercise area and a fully equipped state-of-the-art fitness center.
The property also features two private bird sanctuaries, an on-site “green team” led by a marine biologist, four deco turf tennis courts, a St. Regis Kids Club, an ocean-front golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., and numerous trails for biking, walking and running all nestled under the canopy of the tropical setting. Additionally, available through a new collaboration with Aquavento Water Sports, the resort offers equipment for watersports such as surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing and fishing in any of the surrounding lakes.
For guests interested in volunteer opportunities and activities that give back to the community and destination, the property is working in collaboration with the Bahia Beach Resort Golf Club and its non-profit organization Alma de Bahia on several initiatives to support the affected communities in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is proud to offer these opportunities and assist those who were impacted by the storms.
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort has also announced the new $85 million beachfront, ultra-luxury residential development, Ocean Drive, as well as The Atlantic Drive Estates and plans for a resort expansion. Compromised of 30 luxurious condominium residences in three beachfront buildings, The Ocean Drive Beachfront Residences will offer three- and four-bedroom residences and penthouse models ranging in size from 3,379 to 4,048 square feet of interior space. Residents will additionally enjoy Five-Star hotel services and amenities provided by St. Regis, breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and a two-mile stretch of crescent beach. The property is also slated to debut The Atlantic Drive Estates, a collection of coastal home sites located in a prime location just west of The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort. This exclusive collection of luxury property sites will provide residents the ideal opportunity to custom-design and build their own homes in beachfront sites and premium golf and lake locations. Additionally, The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort announces plans for a $30 million expansion to the resort. Occupying a secluded stretch of land adjacent to the current guest room accommodations, the expansion will add 60 oceanfront rooms to the hotel’s inventory.
Located on a former coconut plantation and situated between the El Yunque National Forest and Espíritu Santo River State Preserve, The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is set on 483 pristine acres and is the only Gold-certified Audubon Signature Sanctuary in Puerto Rico as well as rated AAA Five Diamond. The property is a short 30-minute drive from the vibrant town of Old San Juan.
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Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at over 40 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. For more information and new openings, visit stregis.com or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. St. Regis is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest®. Members can now link accounts with Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer.